General Registered Nurse RN : Nursing Course


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When a patient is in septic shock, what is the FIRST action a nurse needs to take?

Start the patient on antibiotics

Before administering new antibiotics to a patient's iv catheter, the nurse should FIRST do what?

Flush the iv line with saline solution

A nurse is obtaining a pulse on a 50 year old healthy male. What is the normal heart rate for this patient?

72 BPM

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What is Oncology?

The branch of medicine that studies tumors

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Which of the following tasks can nurses NOT do?

Perform surgery

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Which activity is considered negligence by a nurse?

Giving the wrong medication to the patient

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What protective measures should a nurse wear while placing a nasogastric tube in a patient?

Mask, gloves, gown, goggles

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What is a hematocrit?

A blood test that measures the percentage of red blood cells in whole blood

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Diphenhydramine is used to treat what common ailment?

Allergies

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Where is the occipital bone located?

The back and lower part of the cranium

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The nurse is caring for a client receiving patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for pain management. Which statement about PCA is true?

Pain relief is initiated by the client as needed

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For a hospitalized client, which statement reflects appropriate documentation in the clients medical record?

"Skin moist and cool."

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Which assessment finding by the nurse would prohibit application of a heating pad?

Active bleeding

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The client is admitted to the hospital with blunt chest trauma after a motor vehicle accident.  The first nursing priority would be to:

Assess the clients airway

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The nurse is caring for a client with type 1 diabetes mellitus who exhibits confusion, light-headedness, and aberrant behavior.  The client is still conscious.  The nurse should first administer:

15 to 20 g of a fast acting carbohydrate, such as orange juice

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The nurse is teaching a group of women to perform breast self examination.  The nurse should explain that the purpose of performing the examination is to discover:

Changes from previous self examination

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The nurse assesses a client shortly after kidney transplant surgery.  Which post-op finding should the nurse report to the physician immediately?

Urine output of 20 ml/hour

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For a client with advanced cirrhosis, which finding best indicates deterioration of liver function?

Difficulty in arousal

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A client is admitted with increased ascites associated with cirrhosis.  Which nursing diagnosis should receive top priority?

Ineffective breathing pattern

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A client is transferred to the intensive care unit after evacuation of a subdural hematoma.  To reduce the risk of increasing intracranial pressure (ICP), the nurse should:

Administer a stool softener as prescribed

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